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Early data shows low scores on new MCAS tests

The next-generation MCAS debuted this past spring and early score projections show that students did not fare well. Some education advocates, however, say that rather than updating the standardized test, school systems should shift to project-based assessments.

Court hears charter cap case appeal

Lawyers argued over a case with the potential to undo the results of last year’s heated battle over the cap on charter schools.The case Doe v. Peyser was dismissed last fall, but plaintiffs appealed, arguing that the cap on charter ...

White’s insights

Whether renting a movie or surfing cable TV or Netflix, one likely would have seen some of producer Angela White’s recent films. Here, she talks about A Question of Faith, her highly-anticipated Christian film.

Soul, Scat and Saxophone

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival enjoyed another successful run on Saturday, Sept. 30, despite rainy weather. The annual free festival is Boston’s biggest block party, shutting down six blocks of Columbus Avenue and offering three music stages to hear the ...

Court challenge to millionaire’s tax

A business coalition led by the Massachusetts High Technology Council filed a constitutional challenge against the proposed Fair Share Amendment, a ballot measure which if approved would raise state taxes on income over $1 million.

Voters of color must flex political muscle

Fortunately there are two competent candidates for mayor. Black voters have to begin to think strategically. It would be disastrous with the Trump attitudes so influencing public policy to have a powerless black and Latino electorate. Those not registered to ...

Puerto Ricans struggle with aftermath, lack of aid

As expected, Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria’s destruction has been slow and painful. The natural disaster destroyed homes, cut off most of the island from electricity, and littered roads with fallen trees and debris.

What do you think is the most pressing issue facing the next mayor?

The BPS budget. I don’t think it’s balanced right, especially with transportation. All kids should have access to a free T pass. School should be free. If you have to pay to get there, it’s not.

The fight of the century

The show follows Johnson as he trains for the fight of his life, both in and out of the ring. Johnson’s historic win over white opponent James J. Jeffries in a match dubbed The Fight of the Century on July ...

Boston Chamber opens doors

Sheena Collier joined the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce last year as its first director of economic opportunity.

Questions swirl on disenrolled pupils

Greater Egleston High School’s governing board issued a public statement on Sept. 27 about the more than 100 students that were disenrolled unexpectedly, and placed responsibility with Boston Public Schools.

Boston sports teams aim to lead way against racism

Boston wants to send a message against racism and leaders are turning to sports teams to do it. Representatives of Boston’s major teams gathered with community activists and elected officials at Fenway last week. There, they kicked off an initiative ...

Low turnout in municipal preliminary

In a preliminary election that continued a trend of low voter turnout for municipal contests, Mayor Martin Walsh garnered 63 percent of the 55,373 votes cast last Tuesday, easily beating out his three challengers. Second-place finisher District 7 City Councilor ...

‘Perfect storm’ threatens successful 2020 Census

There are growing concerns about the Census Bureau’s ability to pull off a successful 2020 Census – one that counts all communities equally well.

HUBWeek - WELCOME BACK TO THE FUTURE

Returning for year three, HUBweek will kick off with two days of 90+ “Spoke Events” taking place all across Greater Boston–from Dorchester and Roxbury to Somerville and Kendall Square–and will land on Boston’s City Hall Plaza on October 12th as ...